I'm 15 weeks tomorrow - fully in the second trimester. Now that I'm feeling better and things are a little bit less crazy, there are some things I need to start doing.
When my belly first started to grow, I felt like I couldn't stand up straight. My muscles rebelled and my back ached. All of that is starting to subside as I walk and stretch.
So resolution #1: Stretch every night.
I've been so tight everywhere. My IT bands which I've been to physical therapy for before. My hips...ditto. My shoulders. My back. And my stomach. Pretty much everywhere above my knees and below my head. I spent about 10 minutes stretching last night and it felt like painful heaven. So little stretching makes such a huge difference! So I need to do this every night.
#2: Figure out some way to exercise.
I never considered myself an exercise fanatic, but I have been playing adult soccer for 7 or 8 years now. I've gone between playing 1 and 3 times a week throughout those years. I would occasionally run in between and I had also really gotten into yoga in the last year or so.
During my first trimester I really could not exercise. I did walk some and I tried running once, but it just didn't feel right. So I walked whenever I was allowed, but that was about it. I know it's typical to get short of breath while pregnant, but I seriously get winded walking around the block! I went shopping for errands last weekend for 2 hours and hit a major wall. How am I going to teach all day in a little less than a month?
I'm thinking the plan will involve a longer walking routine along with hopefully more than 1 yoga class a week. I'm only comfortable doing prenatal yoga, so I need to find some new studios.
#3: Start to slowly get the house ready.
I want to go slow in the nursery/registry process because I'm still nervous, but it's going to be a heck of a lot easier to get things done before school starts. Job 1: empty out the office. This might be the only one I actually complete, but it's a big one. We want to put new closets in both downstairs bedrooms. I also really want to redo one downstairs bathroom and redecorate the other, but that's just on the wish list for now.
I'm keeping the list short.
And if everything goes well at my appointment tomorrow...it's Facebook time! I appreciated everyone's comments and everyone who said they didn't even post, but I've already told most of my close friends and my "FB friends" are pretty close too. And I'm definitely going to include something about how long it took to reach out to anyone who is struggling.